16 May 2012

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UNSC Veto Powers Challenged - Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

Disgrace is an Understatement:

"The international community awaits a response by the International Criminal Court, who has been provided eye witness reports and evidence, disseminated by the international media for close to one year. To abandon civilians without food, water, electricity or medical care has severely damaged the credibility of the United Nations as a representative body, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Law."  -- Stephen Michael Apatow, Founder of Humanitarian Resource Institute (UN:NGO:DESA) and the United Nations Arts Initiative. [1,2]

In response to this the Syrian Humanitarian Catastrophe, 5 members of the UN Security Council have advanced the following appeal to the UN General Assembly:

UNITED NATIONS, May 15, 2012 (IPS) - The 193-member General Assembly is expected to vote on a resolution - described as "historic" - requesting the five permanent members (P5) of the Security Council to consider "refraining from using their vetoes on action aimed at preventing or ending genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity." -- "Small Five" Challenge "Big Five" Over Veto Powers: IPS, 15 May 2012.

  1. Syria2012: CNN: 72 Hours Under Fire. Url: http://www.Syria2012.com
  2. Syria: International Humanitarian & Security Discussions: Humanitarian Intervention Initiative. Url: http://www.unarts.org/H-II/ref/syria242012OHCHR.html

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